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Morepan to file new drug applications with the USFDA

...cently, Morepen Labs had floated a special-purpose vehicle in joint venture with Drugmax to tap the $200-billion US generic market. Drugmax provides the necessary support and guides how to file for the ANDA, which is required for generic finished dosage form under the US regulatory system. Morepen is setti...

Air pollution hits heart patients during exercise

...coming out of factory smokestacks, and with diesel vehicle fumes. It's not clear whether these findings also extend to healthy people. However, if you have heart problems you are probably better off exercising in an air-conditioned gym than in the outdoors - especially on a hazy day....

Carbon monoxide passes down

...ch year. //The main sources of carbon monoxide are vehicle emissions and malfunctioning domestic heating equipment. In 1980, the Clean Air Act was passed in the US to reduce carbon monoxide. The use of catalytic converters in cars helps bring down the carbon monoxide content of exhaust fumes. Researchers a...

Traffic pollution linked to severe asthma attacks

...vered that exposure to nitrogen dioxide (NO2) from vehicle exhaust exacerbates the attacks. NO2 is common but the main sources indoors are //gas stoves and, outdoors, traffic pollution. With up to 150 million people worldwide suffering from asthma and cases expected to rise by 50 percent every 10 years, the...

Traffic Violations Result in Safer Drivers

...ons on the likelihood of being involved in a motor vehicle crash. Results show drivers run a significantly lo...t effectively reduces the frequency of fatal motor vehicle crashes in countries with high rates of motor vehicle use. Inconsistent enforcement, therefore, may ...

Helmets Effective In Protecting Your Head

...wearing helmets during a motorcycle or all-terrain vehicle accident may actually increase the risk of skull base and cervical-spine (or neck) injuries secondary to the swelling of the head. These findings prompted researchers to study whether helmets harm or hurt adolescent motorcyclists. After evaluating r...

Helmets Effective In Protecting Your Head

...wearing helmets during a motorcycle or all-terrain vehicle accident may actually increase the risk of skull base and cervical-spine (or neck) injuries secondary to the swelling of the head. These findings prompted researchers to study whether helmets harm or hurt adolescent motorcyclists. After evaluating r...

Unborn Found To Be More Sensitive to Pollution

... to DNA damage from air pollution, including motor vehicle emissions and secondhand smoke, has important implications for cancer risk and developmental problems....

Report on the Safety and Effectiveness of Melatonin supplements

...h can translate into decreased productivity, motor vehicle and industrial accidents, and even medical errors....tration, for example, estimates that 100,000 motor vehicle accidents a year are caused by driver fatigue from sleep deprivation, which is one result of some sl...

Effective Treatment Option For Psoriasis

....1 percent tacrolimus cream vs. those who used the vehicle plus salicylic acid. While tacrolimus has been especially beneficial in treating facial psoriasis where skin is relatively thin, researchers believe salicylic acid helps improve the penetration of the tacrolimus cream into the thicker skin of plaque ...

Pollution can cause damage to fetus in womb

...ect the fetus. Some common such air pollutants are vehicle exhaust fumes, fumes from cigarettes, and smoke from burnings carried out for commercial purposes. Examining 265 pairs of newborns and their mothers in New York City, the study was aimed to find out if environmental toxicity affects the susceptibilit...

Peppermint or cinnamon smell can make drivers more alert

...or long stretches of time makes the drivers of the vehicle angry, fatigued and physically exhausted. The stud...ontrol. The odors were added to the air inside the vehicle with the help of an oxygen concentrator and were pumped for 30 seconds after every fifteen minutes a...

Health care errors blamed for deaths

... more that the number of people who die from motor vehicle accidents, breast cancer and AIDS in a year. The researchers said that the healthcare workers routinely avoids health procedures, performs treatments that are ineffective or not required, and use patterns of behavior that vary greatly from each pla...

Teenagers Take More Risk-Taking Behaviors In The Company Of Same Sex Friends

...ers charted the speed of the vehicles and measured vehicle headway, an indication of how closely vehicles fol...hicles in front of them. The study authors defined vehicle headway as the time (in seconds) between vehicles as they passed a fixed point in the roadway. Bot...

Junior Doctors Working Long Hours May Perform Poorly

...hours. Also, self-reported lifetime rates of motor vehicle crashes and near-miss crashes among residents are 3 and 2.5 times those of nonresident drivers, respectively. Researchers from the University of Michigan had compared post-call neurobehavioral performance of 34 medical residents (18 women, 16 men) a...

The romantic legacy of an AIDS victim ended up in tragedy

...ion and no one wanted to provide the couple with a vehicle for taking her to hospital for admission. The couple had gone to CMC hospital, in Tamil Nadu for treatment earlier and was later admitted in a local hospital for treatment of pneumonia and tuberculosis. Probir, who was not infected, could not bear ...

A taxi could increase your exposure to pollution

...ing in taxis may come from actually sitting in the vehicle while being stuck in traffic where you are directly in the path of the pollutant source. Also, the fact that taxis are probably on the road for much longer than your average car could cause an accumulation of ultra fine particles." The study was ca...

Mumbai To Get Emergency Ambulance Service

... project,' he added. Against two deaths per 10,000 vehicle accidents in the US, the mortality rate in India is 140 per 10,000 accidents, Shah pointed out. 'We hope to reduce the deaths by 33% and morbidity (disability) by 50% by providing timely help during the golden hour when time is of great essence," ...

Snowmobile accidents, on the rise in Canada

...ssengers are more likely to be thrown out from the vehicle and suffered orthopedic and head trauma. About 265 of the accidents occur between dusk and darkness and are mostly seen on Fridays or Saturdays. In Ontario on an average of 16 snowmobiling patients are admitted everyday during winter season and t...

Vaccine to protect birds against avian flu, engineered

... The adenovirus serves as vector or transporting vehicle for delivering the foreign genes or DNA of the HA protein. Dr. Gambotto's team took two sets of mice in one set they injected the genetically engineered vaccine and in the other an adenovirus vector containing no H5N1 genes, or an empty vector. T...

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